Allergies – N.A.E.T.Method
As a specialist in treating allergies, I am a registered N.A.E.T. practitioner having trained and been certified by NAET-Europe. My training over three years was undertaken in London, France, Belgium and Holland.
Allergic reactions, environmental sensitivities and food intolerances are rising by 5% every year. According to Allergy UK 1 in 4 people will suffer from allergies at some point in their lives.
There is a difference between an allergy, a sensitivity and an intolerance
Our immune systems protect us from invading organisms that can make us ill. Some people are predisposed to react to substances which, in themselves, are harmless, but in sensitive people are wrongly recognised as invading organisms. The immune system fires up and produces symptoms which may be uncomfortable or inconvenient and sometimes life threatening.
An allergic reaction is usually acute and sudden onset.
A sensitivity is a reaction to a substance which is an exaggeration of a normal side effect produced by that substance. The reaction may be delayed or happen soon after being exposed.
Intolerance is usually a delayed effect which occurs after eating something your body is not digesting properly because you are not producing sufficient digestive juices to break down that particular food.
Read below to see what types of substances trigger allergies, sensitivities and intolerances and what are the different symptoms:
|Common symptoms||Common Triggers|
|Allergic reaction – sudden onset||True immune response – usually runs in families|
|Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy mouth, skin rashes, itchy skin||Pollens, trees and grasses, house dust mite, moulds, cats and dogs, insect bites, chemicals, drugs and medicines, dairy produce, eggs, seafood, nuts, peanuts|
|Sensitivity – medium to delayed onset||Often after long term exposure following a debilitating illness|
|Discomfort, headache, breathing difficulties, exaggerated side effects of particular drug, joint and muscle pain, tiredness, lethargy, nausea, difficulty concentrating, disorientation||Over-dose of drug, prescription drug sensitivity such as codeine, chemicals, perfumes, car exhaust fumes, households products, printing ink, photocopiers and printers ink, cigarette smoke, wood smoke|
|Intolerance – delayed onset||Mimics an allergic reaction – often a result of poor diet and long term stress|
|Sinus problems, blocked ears, stuffy nose, Stomach problems, I.B.S. symptoms, bloating, cramping, flatulence, constipation or diarrhoea, migraine headaches, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, weight gain or weight loss, nausea, difficulty sleeping||Any food, most commonly thought to be dairy, wheat, other grains, red wine, coffee, citrus fruits, some fish and sea food, beans and legumes, brassicas (sprouts, cabbage, broccoli), sometimes tomatoes, peppers and potatoes (nightshade family)|
What is the N.A.E.T. method?
N.A.E.T. stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques. N.A.E.T. uses the principle of Chinese Medicine that when we become ill we are not in harmony with nature and our environment. In the presence of an allergen the body is fooled into thinking it is being attacked by an invader, the immune system releases substances to protect the body. This can cause inflammation or release toxins into the blood stream which block the smooth flow of Qi in the meridians. When this happens repeatedly the meridians can get blocked stopping the body from being healthy. The reaction to this is that we feel ill. It can happen suddenly, as in an allergic reaction, or be more slow in onset as in sensitivity or intolerance.
The N.A.E.T method uses acupuncture and acupressure to desensitise the reaction and to bring you back into harmony with nature and your environment.
On the first appointment you will be tested for your response to a number of substances and receive your first treatment administered by acupuncture and acupressure. The basic course consists of around 15 substances which must be completed before any complex allergic reactions can be addressed. You may need more treatments than this depending on your progress.
The N.A.E.T. method is gentle and non-invasive and very easy to follow.
Will the N.A.E.T. method may help you with your symptoms?
- Skin problems such as eczema, rashes, urticaria
- Respiratory problems such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, hay fever
- Eye problems caused by allergic reactions such as itchy or red eyes
- Pain and aches in joints or muscles associated with environmental sensitivities
- Headache and migraine sometimes associated with food sensitivities
- Food sensitivity reactions causing painful IBS symptoms
A pilot study has just been published on N.A.E.T and allergy-related autism in children. Ref: Teitelbaum, et al – Integrative Medicine. Vol 10, No.5. Oct/Nov 2011. For the full text please visit www.naet.com
For further information on the N.A.E.T. method and for training courses please visit www.naet-europe.com
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